The, "Hey, let's play it safe like Disney did with Star Wars the Force Awakens" approach.
The website is especially nice: https://www.boston.gov/
Reminds me a lot of Landing.job's icon in particular.
My first thought was: "Well, RIP old-school awesome logo."
But I suppose it's kind of what I'd do. Bold, clear and, well, modern, I suppose. There's nothing wrong with it really. Does the job. It's Boston, the city. Okay. Fine. You know.
Scrolled down a bit and saw the mark remains the same. Header image gives the impression they dropped it all. It's still there, just made more stylish.
Pardon, I should scroll more, it seems.
I love it. I think this looks fantastic.
I like it! Love the brandbook.